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China Fires 11 Ballistic Missiles Near Taiwan

China’s temper tantrum over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan included launching 11 ballistic missiles on Thursday during “live-fire military exercises” meant to simulate a blockade of the island. 

FILE - A Cheng Kung class frigate fires an anti air missile as part of a navy demonstration in Taiwan's annual Han Kuang exercises off the island's eastern coast near the city of Yilan, Taiwan on July 26, 2022. Taiwan has put its military on alert and staged civil defense …

China Censors Photos of Tedros After W.H.O. Chief Condemns Lockdowns

China’s government-controlled social media outlet Weibo began censoring the official United Nations account and banning users from publishing comments by World Health Organization (W.H.O.) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday – and reportedly censoring photos of top official – after Tedros called China’s coronavirus lockdown policy “unsustainable.”

FILE - World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus waves as he arrives for a meeting of G20 finance and health ministers at the Salone delle Fontane (Hall of Fountains) in Rome, Oct. 29, 2021. The World Health Organization on Wednesday, Dec. 29 the number of COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide increased …

China Censors Scandal over Woman Found Chained in a Hut

China’s Twitter-like Weibo and WeChat social media platforms allegedly suspended accounts, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Tuesday, after expressing concern online about a suspected human trafficking case involving a Chinese woman found living in squalid conditions in eastern Jiangsu province in January — including with a chain attached to her neck to prevent her escape.

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Chinese Mercilessly Heckle Figure Skater Who Defected from U.S. After Olympic Fall

19-year-old figure skater Zhu Yi, who was born in California but renounced her American citizenship in 2018 to compete for China, was mercilessly heckled by Chinese social media users after she fell on the ice on Sunday and finished in last place at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The heckling was so intense that Chinese government censors intervened and shut down almost a hundred accounts on Weibo, China’s heavily-controlled alternative to banned Twitter.

Zhu Yi of Team China skates during the Women Single Skating Free Skating Team Event on day three of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 07, 2022, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

China Denies ‘Fan Culture’ Crackdown, Targets South Korean Entertainers

The Chinese embassy in South Korea insisted on Wednesday that Beijing’s crackdown on “fan culture” does not target any particular foreign country. South Korean media organizations have suggested the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the crackdown because it was worried about the cultural influence of popular “K-pop” entertainers.

Fans wait for K-Pop group BTS to take the stage in Central Park, May 15, 2019 in New York City. Fans waited in line for days to see the group perform as part of ABC's 'Good Morning America' summer concert series. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

China Trolls Trump with Invite to Heavily-Censored Weibo

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday relayed a mocking “warm welcome” from Chinese social media users to former U.S. President Donald Trump, inviting him to join China’s heavily-censored Weibo microblogging platform now that he has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump looks on before delivering a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

India Bans More Chinese Smartphone Apps

India banned an uncertain number of Chinese smartphone apps Tuesday, adding to the 59 banned at the end of June and 47 more, mostly clones and alternate versions of the original 59, in July.

Members of the Working Journalist of India (WJI) hold placards urging citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration against the Chinese newspaper Global Times, in New Delhi on June 30, 2020. - TikTok on June 30 denied sharing information on Indian users with the …

China Pushes Propaganda that U.S. Created the Coronavirus

Thursday’s allegations from the Chinese Foreign Ministry that the Wuhan coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the U.S. military were not a fluke or an example of a rogue spokesman running his mouth. Foreign Ministry mouthpiece Zhao Lijian doubled down with more allegations on Friday, signaling a major effort by the Chinese Communist Party to gaslight the entire world and avoid responsibility for the global pandemic unleashed by the Chinese government.

TOPSHOT - People wearing facemasks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, line up to purchase face masks from a makeshift stall after queueing for hours following a registration process during which they were given a pre-sales ticket, in Hong Kong …